It is finally official that the creators of last year’s breakout smash hit Pokemon GO game are working on their next augmented reality project. After several months of uncertainty and rumors surrounding the game’s release, Niantic has at last made an official announcement that its next game will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This game, like Pokemon GO, will be based on the famous augmented reality. Soon after the release of Pokemon GO, rumor mill started buzzing with the possibility of similarly styled augmented reality game but this time based on the world of Harry Potter.
While initially most of the rumors were dismissed as mere speculations and figment of augmented reality fans’ imagination, but the gaming enthusiasts kept on insisting that this game needs to see the light of the day. And who can blame them, like Pokemon, Harry Potter is a central part of popular culture now. The famous book series penned by J.K. Rowling opened up a whole new world of adventures which the fans can’t wait to experience in the form of a video game. J.K. Rowling expanded her vision of the fantasy world through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and this created a window of opportunity for developers to dig in and set up a game in augmented reality settings.
Niantic Announce Harry Potter: Wizards Unite As Their Next Augmented Reality Game
Following a massive success enjoyed by Pokemon GO, developer Niantic seem ready to treat gaming fans with a new kind of augmented reality experience. Initial reports are claiming that the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will allow players to experience the world of Harry Potter all around them. According to a statement posted on the official Niantic Website:
with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies
Niantic is teaming up with Warner Brothers to bring this game to life in a way that is going to resonate with the fans of Harry Potter series.
There is plenty to look forward to in this game, especially getting the chance to experience the world of Harry Potter from our own reality in augmented form. Niantic’s has proven itself to be a masterful exponent of bringing augmented reality to games better than anyone else in the gaming industry, which further raises hopes of fans to see a Wizards Unite game developed in similar vein. While Wizards Unite will be based on a new premise, it is likely to take major inspiration in terms of gameplay from the existing augmented reality based games that have already set several records.
On a personal note, being a Harry Potter fanatic, i am elated to hear that this game is actually getting released by Niantic. Surely other fans of the epic fantasy saga are also counting down the days to its public release so that they can also indulge into a magical world of wizards. Hopefully, it will be soon.